Family exploring the murals in Downtown Fort Wayne

Summer in Fort Wayne

Emily LaRue
Emily L.
I am a Fort Wayne native who writes for several local publications including Glo and Home Indoor Outdoor Living. I enjoy reading, writing, and spending time with friends and family. I am married and I am a mother of two step-daughters and a son.

Science Central - The Nature of Things

The birds and the bees do it. Humans do it too.  Pollinate, that is.  Hey, what did you think I was talking about?  These and many other cool facts are waiting to be discovered right now at Science Central’s touring exhibit, ‘The Nature of Things.’…

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Riverpalooza 2016 - Fort Wayne

What is it? Riverpalooza, in its second year in Fort Wayne, is a free festival with live music, food trucks, and the piece de resistance…dragon boat races. Last year kicked off the first ever Riverpalooza with 25 teams competing. …

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The Best Tacos in Fort Wayne

Until the last few years, Mexican food was getting pretty stale in Fort Wayne. Choices were not much more than variations of two ingredients: tortillas and meat.  You were then lucky enough to be presented with a side of flavorless refried beans and dry rice.  But, oh, the cuisine has evolved! …

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Great Bike Paths in Fort Wayne

Riding my bike through the back of Eagle Marsh, across a wooden bridge and spying a Great Egret fishing reminds me of how crucial it is to get out of my car more. That's why I'm excited about National Bike Month. It's such a win-win. Good for your health, good for the environment's health. Fort…

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Freshii - Healthy Fast Food

Healthy fast food? Sounds like an oxymoron.  There was a day it would have been - but no longer.  Not at Freshii's anyway.  Freshii, a franchise out of Canada, is one of the quickest growing fast food chains in the country.  I wanted to find out why it is so popular, so my family and I recently visited Freshii at The Harrison…

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Calling All Musicians – Sweetwater Sound

Nearly everyone in Fort Wayne knows where Sweetwater Sound is located. Their huge sign along highway 30 is just about impossible to miss. I'm guessing too most people know Sweetwater has a retail center and offers music lessons - you can gather that much from sitting at the light at US 30 reading the sign. But, if you've never gone inside Sweetwater, go ahead, they want you to! They welcome visitors…

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Keep Calm and Let the Games Begin

There aren't many items from my childhood I have passed on to my son. Most of the toys and books got donated or thrown out after I was done with them. But, board games are an exception. My mother saved Sorry!, Monopoly, and Battleship so I could enjoy them with my kids. Thanks, Mom…

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Art Galleries in Fort Wayne

If you were to describe Fort Wayne to an outsider, the description ‘artist's town' wouldn't immediately come to mind. We've been called the city of churches and the city of trees, but the city of art galleries? That hasn't happened - not yet anyway. But when you start counting them up, theFort Wayne Museum of Art, Artlink, Orchard Gallery, the galleries at The University of St. Francis, Jennifer Ford Art, and scores more, you start to wonder if we should frame ourselves with the moniker ‘The City of Galleries'. An entire book could be devoted to all the choices offered around town, but I had to draw the line somewhere, so here are a few of my favorites…

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